Albany, Georgia – Educators from around the state will gather at Albany Technical College’s Kirkland Conference Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018, beginning at 9 a.m., for a Non-Traditional in Action conference, which is a non-traditional career conference sponsored by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Special Populations division.

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) will be providing conference participants with a research-grounded process to assist them with increasing the participation and persistence of students in non- traditional occupational programs and pathways. The conference will also feature panel and roundtable discussions led by TCSG’s Special Populations/Career Services/Equity Coordinator, Kim Ellis, and ATC Special Populations Coordinator, Carla Jester-Harrell.

The Special Populations program at ATC is designed to assist students with support services, resource referrals, customized workshops and life skills. The program provides effective guidance to assist students in overcoming barriers to stay in school and achieve their goals. Special Populations serves students enrolled in Career and Technical Occupation programs and are members of one of the following groups: displaced homemakers; single parent (male or female); non-traditional students; academically and economically disadvantaged students.

For more information about ATC’s Special Populations programs, visit and click on the Student Affairs link and Special Populations sublink.

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